A bit of light relief in these austere times.
Poems have been written about all sorts. Whilst we search for the ultimate in luxury bed and breakfast, we would like to share some poetic meanderings around some of the places on our website and some of the things we can do on this beautiful island.
by William Lisle Bowles (1762-1850)
O TWEED! a stranger, that with wand'ring feet
O'er hill and dale has journey'd many a mile,
(If so his weary thoughts he might beguile)
Delighted turns thy beauteous scenes to greet.
The waving branches that romantick bend
O'er thy tall banks, a soothing charm bestow;
The murmurs of thy wand'ring wave below
Seem to his ear the pity of a friend.
Delightful stream! tho' now along thy shore,
When spring returns in all her wonted pride,
The shepherd's distant pipe is heard no more,
Yet here with pensive peace could I abide,
Far from the stormy world's tumultuous roar,
To muse upon thy banks at eventide.
17th May 2012 10:00:00
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